E.ON Connecting Energies LLC (ECE) – a joint venture of Unipro PJSC and E.ON Connecting Energies GmbH – launched an 800 kW combined heat and power plant (CHP) at the METRO shopping centre in Nizhny Novgorod. The CHP will heat the store and meet a portion of its electricity needs.
The ECE experts developed a customized, decentralized electric power and heat generation solution that would significantly lower the store’s energy cost and reduce its carbon emissions by up to 20%. This state-of-the art CHP consists of two gas-fired units with an electrical capacity of 400 kW each. It operates using reservation in parallel with the centralized power network. In the base mode, the store will be receiving power from the CHP. In case of peak loads, the shortage will be made up by importing the lacking electric power from the centralized network.
The project was implemented on a “build-own-operate” basis. E.ON Connecting Energies acts as technological solution developer, project investor and operator. In addition to being technologically advanced, cost-efficient and eco-friendly, the CHP also complies with the current safety requirements.
Following successful energy projects between METRO Cash & Carry and E.ON in Germany as well as in the industrial park of Noginsk in Russia, this launch is another milestone in the successful cooperation between two companies. As a long-term energy partner, E.ON helps the METRO Group to systematically use less energy and enhance energy efficiency across its business.
Another 800 kW CHP plant is scheduled to be launched for METRO in Ivanovo in October. (Energyland/Business World Magazine)